• The Briquette

    Watched by The Briquette 30 Nov, 2014

    Whatever semblance of a plot was made all the more disjointed by the badly shot concerts. This is an attempt at erotic arthouse, that results in a bad porno.

    For an hour long movie, this is way too drawn out. It shouldn't have been made at all, never mind cutting it down.


  • Matthew Wooldridge

    Watched by Matthew Wooldridge 21 Aug, 2005

    This art film is an overrated turkey. It’s like watching straight porn without the cheesy music. The music here is rock - nine concerts not even covered well.


  • Amy

    ★★★ Watched by Amy 02 Nov, 2014

    A bit pretentious, but what artsy erotic film isn't? Eh, I liked it anyway. I just would have liked to see the characters developed a bit more.


  • BillyStevenson

    Watched by BillyStevenson 02 Oct, 2014

    Michael Winterbottom’s most controversial film is about a British glaciologist (Kieran O’Brien) and an American exchange student (Margo Stilley) who meet at a concert in London and embark on a passionate sexual love affair, which seems to reach its most transcendent peaks after they immerse themselves in live music. Cutting between real, explicit sex and a snapshot of indie rock as it stood in 2004 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Von Bondies, Elbow, Primal Scream, The Dandy Warhols, Super…


  • Bro Quay with a 'Z'

    Added by Bro Quay with a 'Z'

    I remember in high school, this being reviewed as "indie porn." This review came from a teenager with pink hair. I wish to come off here as anti-semetic. Might watch Tootsie tonight. Thank you.


  • Adam Cadre

    ★★ Watched by Adam Cadre 29 Apr, 2005


  • Andrew Willis

    ★★ Watched by Andrew Willis 18 Jul, 2011

    Directed by a Year in Film favorite, Michael Winterbottom, 9 Songs is an attempt at presenting a relationship through hardcore sex scenes, London underground rock music concerts and Antartica exploration.

    This is the story of Matt and Lisa. They meet at a concert. They have wild and passionate sex (in full view). They go to more concerts. Matt studies Antarctica. They go to more concerts and they have more sex. That is really all there is to this movie. It…


  • Bruno_Lisboa

    ★★★ Added by Bruno_Lisboa

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • Barnaby Walter

    ★★ Rewatched by Barnaby Walter 03 Aug, 2014

    An interesting idea becomes a boring and repetative mixture of sex and music.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed in SD from StudioCanal's DVD, upscaled to High Definition. The image on the disc is very strong.


  • sailordanae

    ★½ Watched by sailordanae 31 Jul, 2014

    Your enjoyment of this film will be predicated on one of two things: First, do you like modern indie rock? If so, other reviews say this has a great soundtrack. This style of music isn't to my taste, and the only way I recognize the names is from my co-workers (except Michael Nyman), but the music and concert scenes are best thing in the film.

    Second, do you want to watch two ordinary people have really explicit sex? As in,…


  • theNomad

    ★★ Watched by theNomad 07 Jul, 2014

    “Antarctica is the planets memory. A memory to a time before there were people.”
    - Matt (Kieran O'Brien)

    ..:: The Joy of Unsimulated Sex ::..
    Michael Winterbottom captures
    O'Brien and Stilley f@*king on film,
    Von Bondies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elbow,
    Icecaps and other glaciology shit,
    Narcotic abuse,
    Goldfrapp, Dandy Warhols, Super Furry Animal,

    Oral sex and masturbation...
    No redeeming value or

    Unique experience ? I wasn't sure, at least we got to see
    Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand and Michael…


  • Dan Slevin

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dan Slevin 21 Jun, 2014

    Interesting, honest, brave.